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Opinion News

Universal care? Not really

Mar 17, 2019 / 10:00 am

By Lee Harding In 2012, Charlotte Morton left British Columbia to study in Newfoundland. Today, she lectures at Memorial University as she pursues a PhD....

Jody's Canadian courage

Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Peter Stockland I can't remember feeling more proud to be Canadian than I have since Jody Wilson-Raybould spoke to the House of Commons justice...

Food for a lonely Canada

Mar 15, 2019 / 10:28 am

By Sylvain Charlebois The number of households in Canada with just one person has never been higher. And the food industry is taking notice. More than 28 per...

Grad's inspiring message

Feb 26, 2019 / 9:51 am

An Okanagan College grad's inspiring story has touched staff and students. "Shortly after Okanagan College’s winter convocation ceremony on Jan....

BC schools perform well

Feb 25, 2019 / 10:40 am

By Angela MacLeod While other Canadian provinces experience decline in student performance despite increased education spending, in the opposite is true for...

The plausibility factor

Feb 20, 2019 / 2:19 pm

There's a bit of a Swiss cheese – full of holes – feel to some of the defences put forward by clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz...

Kim ready to make a deal?

Feb 7, 2019 / 9:00 am

U.S. President Donald Trump used his biggest stage of the year to announce he will hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced...

It's cold, but warming real

Feb 6, 2019 / 10:44 am

By David Suzuki Weather and climate aren’t the same. It’s one thing for people who spend little or no time learning about global warming to confuse...

Oil, gas drive economy

Feb 6, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Gwyn Morgan What was Canada's biggest business news story of 2018? According to the pundits at The Canadian Press, it wasn't the giveaway of Canadian...

Marketing or politics?

Feb 5, 2019 / 11:13 am

By Peter Stockland It's tempting to take the recent's 'controversy' over the Gillette shaving company's new advertising campaign at...

Careful what you wish for

Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Dermod Travis Imagine a land where drivers pay 55 per cent more for auto insurance than other drivers in Canada, a land where an insurance company may not...

Gathering LNG forces

Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Bill Whitelaw It may seem like an impossible challenge to crowdsource a narrative about building a better future for Canadians and their energy sector. A...

Ride-sharing red tape

Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Matthew Lau Many British Columbians want rides from Point A to Point B and will pay somebody to drive them. Others have access to cars and want to earn money...

Deeper troubles fester

Jan 22, 2019 / 3:02 pm

By David Suzuki Recent controversy over a natural gas pipeline blockade and the differing priorities of hereditary chiefs and elected band councillors...

Time to tear down 24 Sussex

Jan 15, 2019 / 10:35 am

By Aaron Wudrick Imagine your house was 150 years old, and hadn't seen major renovations in 50 years. Imagine it still had asbestos in the walls —...

Focus on affordability

Jan 15, 2019 / 10:29 am

By Premier John Horgan Our government welcomed 2019 by announcing that 240,000 lower-income families will get the help they need with prescription drug costs....

Whistling in the wind

Jan 3, 2019 / 10:37 am

By Bill Whitelaw A common T-shirt reads: "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Whistler, B.C., Mayor Jack Crompton is wearing a neon version these...

Some resolutions for BC

Dec 31, 2018 / 11:50 am

By Dermod Travis It's that time of year again to propose a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political class, and this year there's a bit of...

Horgan's year-end message

Dec 26, 2018 / 9:00 am

By John Horgan The beginning of a new year is a time to look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead, while taking stock of the accomplishments and...

Baby, it's too cold outside

Dec 18, 2018 / 2:45 pm

By Peter Menzies The removal from air play of the newly controversial 1940s hit Baby, It's Cold Outside represents a noteworthy shift in the way media...

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